Sloppy Buffalo Joes-Rachael Ray
i saw racheal make these on 30 min. meals a couple of weeks ago. haven't tried them yet but wanted to post here so i don't lose the recipe!
- Ready In:
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 lbs ground chicken or 2 lbs turkey breast
- 1 carrot, grated
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 -3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄4 - 1⁄3 cup hot sauce (recommended ( Frank's Red Hot)
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 8 good quality burger rolls, split and toasted
- 1 cup blue cheese, crumbles
- 2 large dill pickles, chopped
- Heat a large skillet with extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Add meat and break it up with wooden spoon, cook 5 to 6 minutes. Add in carrots, celery, onions and garlic, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, cook 7 to 8 minutes more. In a bowl combine the vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire, hot sauce, tomato sauce and stock. Pour into the pan and stir to combine. Simmer a few minutes more. Pile sloppy Buffalo filling onto buns and top with blue cheese and chopped pickles.
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Sloppy Buffalo Joes was 5 stars in this house with some minor adjustments based on "the joes" turning out too runny for previous people. As written "the joes" may come out soupy. Using tomato paste instead of sauce and adding the chicken stock slowly while stirring to make sure that the consistency is to your desired thick or thinness are tricks that make the difference for us. These came out great and the family raved. The ground chicken is a welcome relief from beef some nights and this recipe comes together easily with a little preprep cutting vegetables earlier. The pickles and blue cheese are optional and these joes are superb without either but the addition takes it to another level. Definitely a keeper and will be added to our family's rotation.
I'm a huge buffalo chicken fan and this recipe was great! I also added a diced jalepeno and closer to 2/3 c of red hot. (I wouldn't recommend most people to do this, I like it hot). I served it open faced on toasted kaiser rolls with blue cheese dressing. My husband thought it was tasty too and I will definitely make this again. If you like buffalo chicken and sloppy joes this is a great option. P.S. I had some leftovers, so the next day I use the extra joes to make buffalo chicken lettuce wraps. I think I liked those even better, and I may skip the bun next time!
Wonderful! I too saw Rachael make these and couldn't stop thinking about 'em - glad to see the recipe here. One important note for calorie counters like me (;)) - this recipe as written is for EIGHT servings, not FOUR - which changes the nutritional info drastically. These are really around 400 calories per serving. I made them even less by using whole wheat rolls and omitting the blue cheese. I did use a little of fat free ranch dressing and a tiny sliver of a laughing cow cheese wedge on my bread. I made the meat and sauce exactly as written here, and they are perfect. I used ground white turkey. I also think these would be great with low calorie shredded cheddar cheese mixed in at the end. I did that on my second batch and it worked great. Thanks so much for sharing - this is a great guiltless keeper!! :)